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Daryl Janmaat hits back at accusations he moved to a smaller club in Newcastle

6 years ago
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Interviewed in Holland, Daryl Janmaat has faced accusations that by moving from Feyenoord to Newcastle he has traded down in terms of the relative size of the clubs.

The Newcastle right-back was speaking to Dutch football magazine in the same week that the national team posted yet another loss to Mexico, Guus Hiddink making the bizarre decision to drop Janmaat totally from the squad, despite being one of the star men and first choice in Brazil this summer.

The United defender answered that Newcastle United are at least as big as Feyenoord and as part of the proof he pointed to the brilliant away support since he’s been on Tyneside;

“In terms of calibre we might not be at the calibre of the teams at the top (at the minute) but in terms of the size of the club we definitely are.

“Newcastle United are big, definitely comparable to Feyenoord.”

Away support;

“If I am playing midweek in the cup, there are at least a couple of thousand fans travelling,  no matter where we are going.

“When that happens then you know you are playing at a big club, especially now that the results are good then you can feel how everybody feels.”

Life is perfect in England;

“I have no regrets about my transfer and the people are nice and helpful, what we have seen in England is perfect.

“I am sure that this move has been good for me in every respect.”

Daryl Janmaat’s interview comes only days after Craig Bellamy suggested Newcastle fans had ideas above their station as he claimed they thought their club was as big as Manchester United and Liverpool.

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